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Shut'em down already

glinc

Sep 8, 2011, 8:43 AM
Very Happy Smile and lets see how sprint launches new networks w/o partners lolx. Launching and expanding WiMax with other partners was a big failure and this will be the same. VZW proves that building it themselves is the deal yo!
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carmodboy99

Sep 9, 2011, 3:16 AM
glinc said:
Very Happy Smile and lets see how sprint launches new networks w/o partners lolx. Launching and expanding WiMax with other partners was a big failure and this will be the same. VZW proves that building it themselves is the deal yo!


Hmm, yea... if only it happened that way. Verizon built their LTE network at lightning fast speeds using regional affiliates (other partners) and stitching it all together as one nationwide coverage map under the red flag. Very much the same way Sprint built their nationwide PCS network,leading to many affiliate court cases and eventually having to buy out each and every one of them over the next 15 years. Verizon is still working the affiliates like mules, but when its a...
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carmodboy99

Sep 9, 2011, 3:26 AM
Sprint, like usual, doesnt need "help" launching LTE on their own... they have the network and equipment in place, the deal benefited LightSquared more than Sprint in every way, Sprint just got a really nice financing cushion from LS (assuming they ever come up with the promised cash) to appease the stockholders. Sprint maintains $4 billion in cash, the LightSquared deal is worth $6 Billion over 10 years (its late, im not fact checking but i believe thats the time frame) so when you do the math, they could potentially put it all on the table and have their network up and running with no partners, but Wall Street frowns on companies with no cash holdings, as do the stock holders, and lets not bet the remaining debt payments on future earning...
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